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Become an AWS Auditor, Build the skills necessary to understand how to audit solutions on the AWS Cloud!

Having a detailed view of your AWS infrastructure is key to a finely tuned environment. Knowing what resources you have, where they are, their current status, how they are performing, and where improvements can be made, ensures your resources and costs are maintained at an optimum level. 

The AWS Cloud is an ever-changing environment, resources are provisioned and terminated due to its very nature of being elastic and scalable. When you have dynamically changing infrastructure, you need to know the status of these resources and how they are performing against defined metrics.

This AWS Auditing & Monitoring Learning Path will show you how to Audit and Monitor your AWS infrastructure using a number of different AWS services specifically designed for this very purpose. 

Learn foundational knowledge and get started with AWS to extend your technical skills and proficiency allowing you to audit solutions on the AWS Cloud. Gain hands-on experience and confidence in auditing AWS services. It’s time to start the Learning Path!

Learning Objectives

  • Understand how to audit and monitor an AWS infrastructure using different AWS services
  • Be able to use the hands-on experience gained to implement skills in a real-world environment

Intended Audience

This learning path has been designed for cloud security engineers, cloud administrators, compliance managers, or anyone looking to implement monitoring and auditing in their cloud infrastructure.


  • Good knowledge of AWS, including the products and services that it offers


What is AWS compliance?

AWS offers a portal called AWS Artifact which is an audit and compliance system that provides access to compliance reports. These reports include the Service Organization Control (SOC), Payment Card Industry (PCI), and other accredited certifications.

Is AWS ISO 27001 certified?

Yes. AWS Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) are ISO 27001 certified, which includes infrastructure, data centers, and multiple services. Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2), Simple Storage Service (S3), and Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) are all covered by this certification.

Is AWS SOX compliant?

AWS controls to meet the compliance needs of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX). The controls are designed and operating appropriately for the SOX Section 404 financial statement audits. AWS also meets the FISMA Moderate standards requirements and the PCI Data Security Standard.

Is AWS GDPR compliant?

AWS is GDPR complaint. A compliant Data Processing Addendum (DPA) is available to ensure your organization meets the GDPR contact requirements. The AWS Terms and Conditions include the DPA and is applied globally to customers needing it for GDPR compliance.

Is AWS HIPAA compliant?

No software or cloud service is completely compliant with the HIPAA regulations, however, AWS does support HIPAA compliance and will execute business agreements with healthcare organizations. HIPAA compliance is about how the system is used and not the platform. If no changes are made to the configuration, AWS is considered to be secure enough for HIPAA regulations.


Your certificate for this learning path

Training Content

Course - Intermediate - 1h 9m
AWS CloudTrail: An Introduction
This course provides an introduction to the AWS CloudTrail service, looking at all its features and components.
Quiz - Intermediate - 9m
AWS CloudTrail Intermediate
AWS CloudTrail Intermediate
Course - Intermediate - 1h 12m
AWS Config: An Introduction
In this course, you'll learn how AWS Config allows you to have visibility of your entire AWS infrastructure from a configuration perspective.
Hands-on Lab - Intermediate - 2h
Compliance Check Using AWS Config Rules (Managed & Custom)
Compliance check using AWS Config Rules: See how AWS Config can enhance your security and compliance with AWS managed rules and custom rules with AWS Lambda
Quiz - Intermediate - 9m
AWS Config Intermediate
AWS Config Intermediate
Course - Intermediate - 16m
An Overview of Amazon CloudWatch
This course takes a high-level look at Amazon CloudWatch and some of its features and components.
Course - Intermediate - 12m
Building CloudWatch Dashboards
This course is geared towards helping you understand the value of building your own dashboards within CloudWatch, to give you unparalleled visibility into your architecture and dedicated systems.
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 1h 30m
Introduction to CloudWatch
CloudWatch is a monitoring service that AWS provides. You can use it to monitor AWS resources or custom resources, inside or outside AWS.
Course - Advanced - 1h 4m
How to Implement & Enable Logging Across AWS Services (Part 1 of 2)
In this course, you'll learn how to implement logging and monitoring across AWS Services including Amazon CloudWatch, CloudWatch Monitoring Agent, AWS CloudTrail Logs, and Amazon S3 Access Logs.
Course - Advanced - 1h 4m
How to Implement & Enable Logging Across AWS Services (Part 2 of 2)
In this course, you'll learn how to implement logging and monitoring across AWS Services including Amazon CloudWatch, CloudWatch Monitoring Agent, AWS CloudTrail Logs, and Amazon S3 Access Logs.
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 2h 15m
Monitoring AWS CloudTrail Events with Amazon CloudWatch
In this lab, you'll learn how to configure and use AWS CloudTrail and CloudWatch in cooperation with each other to monitor AWS infrastructure and services.
Exam - 45m
Final Exam: Auditing and Monitoring on AWS
Final Exam: Auditing and Monitoring on AWS
About the Author
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Stuart has been working within the IT industry for two decades covering a huge range of topic areas and technologies, from data center and network infrastructure design, to cloud architecture and implementation.

To date, Stuart has created 150+ courses relating to Cloud reaching over 180,000 students, mostly within the AWS category and with a heavy focus on security and compliance.

Stuart is a member of the AWS Community Builders Program for his contributions towards AWS.

He is AWS certified and accredited in addition to being a published author covering topics across the AWS landscape.

In January 2016 Stuart was awarded ‘Expert of the Year Award 2015’ from Experts Exchange for his knowledge share within cloud services to the community.

Stuart enjoys writing about cloud technologies and you will find many of his articles within our blog pages.